Machine learning is quickly becoming a common term in the enterprise software ecosystem. Its benefits include ease of adoption, deployment, and market maturity with strong business benefits. The other side of the coin includes the threat to some core elements of the human experience such as natural processes, human labor, or traditional workflows. DATAVERSITY brought this information to us in their article, “Machine Learning of the Next Decade: The Promises and the Pitfalls.”

There are both positive and negative impacts of machine learning when it comes to data management. IBM executives feel that machine learning, as represented by IBM’s Watson, is “a technology that learns as it goes by ingesting data.” So machine learning, in conjunction with robotics, can transform human-machine interactions of the future. This means it may even threaten thousands of jobs conducted by humans.

However, while newer technologies will push human labor into oblivion, they will also provide fresh job opportunities for the others, like entrepreneurs. It will be interesting to see what the future holds.

Melody K. Smith

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